South Florida Finds has collected Memorial Day events across Broward county for our readers and listed them in the order that they will occur on Monday, May 30th 2016. If these locations aren't closest to you, contact your local town to see if they will be having a special ceremony this year at the city's memorial. Flag folding, presentation of colors, wreath laying, patriotic music, parades and so much more are offered this year. Get your little ones a flag to wave in honor of those soldiers who have lost their lives defending the United States in years past. We recommended going to earlier events in order to beat the mid-day heat!
SUNDAY before MEMORIAL DAY: May 29th:
12pm-2pm Butler House, 380 E. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach.
The event is part of the monthly “Sundays at the Butler House,” a series of events scheduled for the last Sunday of each month. Formal ceremonies will take place in the backyard of the Historic Butler House under the shade of the 100-year-old banyan tree, followed with an hour-long concert by the Boogie Brothers, a popular south Florida group who will entertain with several patriotic musical selections.
Memorial Day TIMELINE for Events:
9 a.m. at Veterans Park, 8601 Royal Palm Blvd., Coral Springs. Call 954- 345-2200.
9 a.m. at Veterans Park, 3550 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek. Call 954-545-6670. Free.
9 a.m. Fletcher Art and Culture Center, 7900 Johnson St., Pembroke Pines. Call 954-435-6525.
9 a.m. Veteran’s Memorial Park, 7044 NW First St., Margate. Call 954-972-6458.
9 a.m. Fort Lauderdale Memorial Day , 21-Gun salute, dove release, Keynote Speaker who earned a Medal of Honor, wreath laying and much more.
9:30 a.m. Hallandale Beach pays tribute to those soldiers who gave their lives to protect America. 9:30 a.m. -- Flag placement at Hallandale Cemetery, 901 NW 6th Ave. 10 a.m. -- Reception, Foster Park Community Center, 609 NW 6th Ave. 11 a.m. -- Ceremony, Foster Park Community Center, 609 NW 6th Ave. Call 954-457-1452 for more information.
Parade at 10am and ceremony at 11 a.m. at Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, 4271 Davie Road. Call 954-797-1163.
10:30 a.m. Veterans Memorial Park, 7825 Southgate Blvd., Tamarac. Call 954-597-3620 for more information.
11 a.m. Sandy Nininger statue on the Riverwalk behind the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. 954-326-0800. Best accessed from East Las Olas. This is hosted every year by American Legion Post 36 in honor of Veterans and soldiers lost who are from Broward county. The "Wall of Honor" has bricks honoring fallen soldiers from as far back as WWI to the present time.
Memorial Day Weekend CELEBRATIONS:
Memorial Day Kidz Fest. Designed especially for kids, this fun day will include displays and activities, rides, games and food. Click the title for more information.
Great American Beach Party. Activities include music, sand sculpting contest, car show, art and 2:30 p.m. military tribute including parachute maneuvers. 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the beach at A1A and Las Olas Boulevard.